3 Developing Art Platforms Artists May Want to Know More About

Most artists have their work for sale in the Saatchi online gallery, and perhaps in a few other online galleries, in addition to their own website, blog or online portfolio. Creating a presence on other sites extends your reach to those who buy art for their homes and businesses.

Here are a few newer art sites that caught our attention recently–

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Ampliative Art is a new art site in Spanish and English with very grand plans and a manifesto. They hold live meetings and are currently crowdfunding to build their online platform. If you are the type of artist who likes to get involved from the early stages of development and growth then this may be the place for you.

 

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Artellite, based in Canada, is for artists, art galleries, and arts organizations to join in those categories. They talk about transparency, and you do see right away when you visit the site the number of users. The site has been under development since 2014 and says that they are about e-commerce solutions for the Art World and about selling art. They have an interesting curated collection.  Take a look and if your art is a good fit you can join the site free here to check out the features. I noticed that Artellite offers sales options in multiple currencies–US Dollars, Singapore Dollars, Hong Kong Dollars, Canadian Dollars, Australian Dollars, Great Britain Pounds and Euros. Joining could extend your reach and international selling abilities.

The Artful Project is calling itself the new home of affordable art, and in this instance the word affordable seems a euphemism for print–and primarily photography based prints though they seem to be branching out into text-based artworks. They have curated collections and participate in Designers fairs and the not surprisingly Affordable Art Fairs.

 

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Spotte Art Curated Contemporary Online Only Exhibitions

Juliana Curi "Pink Intervention #1" 2015 35.4" x 27" (90 x 68 cm) Natural leaf, Embroidery thread, Photoprinted on Fine Art paper

Juliana Curi “Pink Intervention #1” 2015
35.4″ x 27″ (90 x 68 cm) Natural leaf, Embroidery thread, Photo printed on Fine Art paper

Spotte, presents curated contemporary exhibitions online with 6 shows under their belt and affordable art by 45 emerging artists available to buy and invest in.  Spotte is a unique internet-based art platform. We love the artwork there, the clean look and high quality photographs of the work!  

Digital Contemporary Art Gallery Spotteart.com launched its Sixth Online Only Exhibition at the end of last year (2015), and it remains viewable online through February 2016.

New York City based Spotteart.com is a digital platform showcasing contemporary works of art and designAll collections are curated by Spotte’s founder and curator Nelba Delmedico, Modern and Contemporary art expert.

The site currently displays collections by 8 emerging and mid-career artists from Brazil, Spain & USA, including Alex Hulphers (Seattle, USA) with a series of neo-cubism/constructivism crossover acrylics on canvas named Architectural Reflexes” on the site. Jennifer Shepard (NY, USA) exhibits abstract neon mixed medias on paper “Here/Not Here” in the current online exhibition. Blanca Morales (Madrid, Spain) offers optic and kinetic art sculptures titled “Kinetic Blocks.” Juliana Curi (Brazil) presents “Pink Intervention,” bold contrasting photo intervention progressions. Nicole Reber (NY, USA) displays her “Sign” series of mixed media wall pieces. Peter Daitch (New England, USA) reveals photo works informed by abstract expressionism. Mari Garcia (Malaga, Spain) showcases her series of cinematic mixed media miniature collages. Raul De La Torre (Barcelona/LA-based, USA) brought a series of color-saturated, thread-embroidered paintings titled “Poems” to the site.

Since their launch in April 2014, Spotteart.com has evolved into one of the leading independent internet-based art galleries, offering more than 415 original works of art & design by 45 contemporary artists in a wide range of mediums, from photography to sculpture. The gallery exhibits artwork online seasonally. Participating artists select or create a series of 8-10 pieces available exclusively at Spotte. These collections are accompanied with biographies and statements by the artists, as well as updated with weekly blog features dedicated to artistsbackgrounds and aesthetics.

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 Though our e-list of international art galleries (available here) lists physical galleries around the world, Spotteart may be a great resources for artists seeking gallery representation so that we think that they may want to know about it, so we may add it to our e-list.

Linda Coppens | Drawing the Line in a Turbulent World

Swirling colors n4, Linda Coppens, 28 x 19 x 0.1 cm Painting made with inks and oil pastels on Rives BFK paper

Swirling colors no 4, Linda Coppens,
28 x 19 x 0.1 cm
Painting made with inks and oil pastels on Rives BFK paper

Artist Linda Coppens, divides her time between Belgium and Spain.  Educated as a psychologist, she says that those interests led to the development of her artistic theme: “the complexity of the human being and the influence of our past experiences on our current experiences.”

Swirling Colors No 6, Linda Coppens,

Swirling Colors No 6, Linda Coppens, 31 x 25 x 0.1 cm Painting in inks, oil pastels, on Rives BFK paper

Linda says that by drawing upon her training as a psychologist–” I incorporate into my work a variety of ideas, infusing it with another range of textures beyond the pictorial. This gives it a more open-ended character that invites the viewer to appreciate it in her/his own way.”

Linda refers to herself as a versatile painter and enjoys working in acrylics but also in oil and cold wax. “I discovered that the oil and cold wax with its soft, transparent consistency is an ideal material for expressing the layered nature of memory, our past experiences. Every experience is coloured by the foregoing. The transparent or opaque layers in my work refer to these experiences. Each layer shows signs of previous layers and includes pieces of life that are trapped inside. Sometimes these traces and pieces of life come to the surface and determine how the surface looks like, sometimes they stay hidden underneath but there always remain traces.”

When working with a brush, Linda Coppen’s lines become broader strokes, as in her painting series Relations, of which the artist says, “forms, shapes, color and lines in several layers represent the exchange within human relationships.”

 

relation No. 5, Linda Coppens

relation No. 5, Linda Coppens

 

Linda Coppens paintings are sold through her site  in her online shop.

 

Relationship No 2, Linda Coppens

Relationship No 2, Linda Coppens

 

Linda Coppens blog  www.lindacoppens.com

 

Relationship No 4, Linda Coppens

Relationship No 4, Linda Coppens

 

 

 

 

International Call for Young Artists to Exhibit in Gallery in Spain

CALL 2013 – LUIS ADELANTADO VALENCIA

International Call of Visual Arts for Young Artists
Deadline: 15 May, 2013
Application fee: none

The Gallery Luis Adelantado Valencia opens its 14th International Call for Young Artists 2013

Deadline 15 May at 4:00 PM.
Selected artists exhibited in the Gallery in July 2013.

This contest is open to national and international young artists (between 24 and 36 years old). This year, supporting the event, the Swiss watchmaking brand Franc Vila has partnered with the Gallery to create the acquisition prize FRANC VILA.

Download the rules and application form HERE (no entry fee)
http://www.luisadelantadovalencia.com/convocatoria/rules.pdf

The results will be posted to website on June 3rd.

To see images from previous editions, please visit our website: http://www.luisadelantadovalencia.com
More info: info(@)luisadelantado.com

LUIS ADELANTADO VALENCIA
Bonaire 6.
46003 VALENCIA. SPAIN
T: +34 963 51 01 79
F: +34 963 51 29 44

Amazon Store: New Oil Painting on Canvas From Spain

Marta Fuster Barutell lives and paints in Spain.  She recently varnished several of her oil paintings on canvas, which she described as arduous task–keeping out dust etc.

Her varnishing session was a success and we are pleased to offer the artist’s oil paintings in our Amazon store.  Today, newly listed in the store is her oil painting titled El Peso De La Luz, Estudio #3 (The Weight of Light, Study #3). View it on Amazon here:  http://amzn.com/B007DH6854

El Peso De La Luz, Estudio #3 (The Weight of Light, Study#3),oil painting on canvas by Marta Fuster Barutell

El installation view Peso De La Luz, Estudio #3 (The Weight of Light, Study#3) by Marta Fuster Barutell

Detail view 1 of oil painting titled El Peso De La Luz, Estudio #3 (The Weight of Light, Study#3) by Marta Fuster Barutell

El Detail view 2 of oil painting titled Peso De La Luz, Estudio #3 (The Weight of Light, Study#3) by Marta Fuster Barutell

Happy Halloween!

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Wishing all readers a fun and safe Halloween. Artist Milan Rubio recently told me that in Spain they used to celebrate, with skulls and skeletons, the Dia de todos las Santos or Day of all the Saints, but that now American Halloween has become more popular. While the Mexican Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is becoming more and more popular in the United States, especially in California. In Tokyo, Japan I remember that American expatriates celebrated Halloween with an annual costume party on a train. Halloween was so unusual to the Japanese culture that the costume party made TV news and the front page of the local newspapers. The intermix of cultures gives  me lots of new ideas for Halloween art for next year!

Sugar Skull Mask

Image by totusmel via Flickr

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Share List: Directory of Art Consultants

For artists–

By request, I am sharing my personally researched Contact List of 500+  art consultants, in a PDF share file. The Directory of Art Consultants is 100+ pages, and growing, and consists of email addresses and clickable site links. Many of the listing include notes on the speciality or style or type of art the consultant is currently seeking, such as corporate, hospitality industry, health care industry, Giclee prints, photography, sculpture, etc. The Directory of Consultants contains mostly US corporate art consultants listed by region and state. There are also several listing for art consultants in Mexico, Europe –UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands–as well as some listing of consultants in Asia, Dubai, and South Africa.

Here is the link: http://transmediartistmarketing.org/wordpress/list-services-available/